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September 2018

Harvest Festival & ContraDance

September 15, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 7:00 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$3
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Join us to celebrate the bounty of the harvest season! We'll have a day of fun activities on the farm, featuring wagon rides food games farm-skill demonstrations, and nature explorations. At 3 pm we'll be kicking it into high gear for a ContraDance in the Saphouse. ($3 suggested donation per person includes admission to the ContraDance.)

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Ride for Rescue

September 22, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$45
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Register for the second annual Ride for Rescue to support the Dorset Equine Rescue. Admission is $45, and breakfast & lunch are included. Check dorsetequinerescue.org for details and to register. ABOUT THE DORSET EQUINE RESCUE The Dorset Equine Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in East Dorset, Vermont. We are dedicated to rescuing equines, restoring their health and wellness, and providing a natural environment in which they can heal both physically and mentally until they can be adopted into…

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November 2018

FOREST MAKERS: Wreath-Making (Morning or Afternoon)

November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$25
wreath making

Gather up friends and/or family and kick off the holiday season with our popular Wreath-Making Workshop. On Saturday, December 1st, Chris Hubbard will conduct wreath-making classes from 10am to noon, and again from 1 to 3pm; choose whichever session suits your schedule. Wreathes are created on 14-inch frames; finished dimensions are limited only by your creativity. Ribbons, evergreens boughs, other natural materials and tools will be furnished, but you are encouraged to bring along your own decorations to personalize your…

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May 2019

Meet the Lambs

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$3
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Have your little lambs meet our little lambs: this is a popular event with the wee folk who are just learning about farm animals and prefer them pint-sized. This family-friendly event features our new lambs, but there will be plenty of other activities for children, including pond explorations and horse-drawn wagon rides.  Suggested Donation: $3pp.

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August 2019

Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing Return to Merck Forest!

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing are again featured in our free summer bluegrass concert. Over the past five years the band has gained a reputation as one of New England’s hottest bluegrass bands, featuring stellar vocals, rock-solid instrumentation, Bob’s top notch original material as well as unique arrangements of some bluegrass classics. Bring a picnic supper to enjoy on the west-facing meadow above the saphouse, and prepare yourself for a toe-tapping good time.

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